Core i5 2500k vs core i7 950?which one Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: January 18, 2011 5:16 PM in CPUs Share jarraramjad January 18, 2011 4:14:56 PM hi guys i wanna ask which is more better suited to my need ...i usually play games at ultra high resolutions and do medium multitasking can you tell which one is better ill give you two options plz help! OPTION1: 1-core i7 950 216 $ (microcenter) 2-ASUS X58 Sabertooth 200 $ 3-XMS 3 tripple channel 12 GB 140 $ 4-GTX 570 1.3GB 350 $ 5-Antec EA 750 watt 80 $ 6-CM SCOUT casing 90 $ TOTAL:1076 $ OPTION 2: 1-core i7 2600k 495 $ BUNDLE 2-p8p67-pro ASUS 495 $ BUNDLE COMBO:495 $ 3-Vengence 4 GB 56 $ 4-Antec EA 650 watt 60 $ 5-Radeon 6950 300 $ (going to unlock it to 6970) 6-CM SCOUT casing 90 $ TOTAL:1001 More about : core 2500k core 950 anort3 a c 227 à CPUs January 18, 2011 4:45:04 PM Option 2 is cheaper and faster. m 0 l Leaps-from-Shadows a b à CPUs January 18, 2011 4:53:44 PM How about Option 3: (prices from Newegg) 1-core i5 2500k $225 2-p8p6-pro ASUS $185 3-Vengeance 8GB $115 4-EVGA GTX 570 $360 5-Antec EA 750 $80 6-CM SCOUT $90 TOTAL:$1055 Unless you actually use programs that take advantage of the hyperthreading cores, the Option 3 system will serve extremely well for both hi-res gaming and multitasking. Even if you go with the Option 2 system, make sure you upgrade it to 8GB of RAM. Your system will thank you! Edit: Updated to use EVGA video card instead of Palit. m 0 l Related resources Core i5 2500k vs Core i7 2600k in gaming - Forum Core i5 2500k vs amd phenom ii x6 vs core i7 2600k - Forum New build: Intel Core i5 2500 vs 3570 (both non-k) - Which one to get? - Forum Intel Core i5 2500k vs Intel Core i7 2600k - Forum Core i7 2600k vs i5 2500k - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer anort3 a c 227 à CPUs January 18, 2011 4:56:54 PM I just can't recommend Palit anything after the whole GTX460 thing. m 0 l Leaps-from-Shadows a b à CPUs January 18, 2011 5:16:54 PM Wow. Just looked up the problems they had -- wasn't aware of them until now. Okay, then go with Evga instead ... adds $10 to the Option 3 total -- $1055 now. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIntel i7 950 vs i5 2500k (same price) Forum SolvedCore i7 950 @ 3.9 Ghz VS Core i7 4770k @ Default Forum Core i5 vs i7 vs i7 socket 79 which is better? Forum I5 2500 or 2500K sandy bridge vs i7 950 Bloomfield help Forum SolvedCore i5 2500K vs GTX 780 ? Forum SolvedPhenom 2 N950 vs Core i5 460M Forum SolvedWTF? Intel Pentium 4 630 vs intel core i7 950 Forum SolvedIntel Core i7 4700HQ vs i5 4200H Forum SolvedCore i5 2500k vs core i5 3570k Forum Solvedcore i7 4770 without overclock vs core i5 4670 k with overclock Forum SolvedIntel core i5 2500k vs 3570k Forum SolvedIntel core i5 4670k vs. intel core i7 4770k Forum SolvedAlienware 14 comparison: i5 vs i7? Which one? Forum I5 2500K only using one core? Forum Solvedintel core i7 4960X vs Intel core i5 3570k Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !